Washington, Sept 26: As Narendra Modi's much anticipated maiden-high-profile visit to the US as the prime minister of India, turns into a reality after 14 years, on Friday, we bring all the latest updates right here.
Day 2 (Sept 27):
2:05 pm: New York: Protest against Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina outside UN
1:33 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie
12:40 pm: Will request that people responsible for '84 riots like Jagdish Tytler should be punished: Member of Sikh delegation to meet PM Modi in NYC
12: 16 pm: The issue of Saradha Scam was not raised: Syed Akbarrudin (MEA) on meet between PM Modi and Bangladesh PM
12:15 pm: PM is keen to meet as broad a spectrum of American society as possible: Syed Akbarrudin (MEA)
11:55 pm: There was a detailed discussion with SL President in matters related to the fishermen: MEA
11:51 pm: All 3 leaders PM met said they were committed to Indian initiative of "International Yoga Day": MEA on PM Modi's meet with SAARC leaders
11:12 pm: PM Narendra Modi's supporters outside UN HQ, supporters hold banners saying "America Loves Modi"
11:10 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets PM of Nepal Sushil Koirala in New York
10:10 pm: Modi meets Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa
10:08 pm: Modi supporters, Kashmiri groups exchange barbs outside UN
9:51 pm: His speech was inspirational and thought provoking: Prakash Javadekar, I&B Minister on PM Modi's speech
9:23 pm: PM Narendra Modi to meet with Heads of State of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal today
9:06 pm: I would like to congratulate him (PM) on delivering his address in our national language:Naresh Agarwal,SP leader
8:57 pm: Modi concludes his address at UNGCA in New York
8:51 pm: Let's work together in the direction of celebrating an international 'Yog Diwas': PM Modi
8:50 pm: When we craft agreements on international trade we should accommodate each other's concerns & interests :PM Modi at United Nations
8:47 pm: World is evolving at fast pace in 21st century,it becomes imp for us to change ourselves with time& emphasize on new ideas:PM Modi at UN
8:40 pm: We take the names of a lot of "Gs"..."G4, G7, 20, etc". Shouldn't we now move towards a "G All"? : asks Modi at United Nations
8:35 pm: We also offered help to flood victims in Pakistan: PM Modi at UN
8:32 pm: I want to have a dialogue with Pakistan in peaceful and violence free environment: PM Modi, addressing United Nations
8:15 pm: New York: PM Narendra Modi takes tour of the United Nations
New York: PM Narendra Modi takes tour of the United Nations pic.twitter.com/V8IDlO2Esa— ANI (@ANI_news) September 27, 2014
5:30 pm: Narendra Modi pays tribute at the 9/11 memorial in New York City.
5.13 pm: The PM has arrived at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City
New York: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute at the 9/11 Memorial pic.twitter.com/DxeZuE1lG0— ANI (@ANI_news) September 27, 2014
10.55 am: Civil rights body behind lawsuit against PM Modi offers reward of USD 10,000 to anyone who could serve him with the court summons
9.50 am: India reacts sternly to summons issued to PM Modi by a US Federal Court in New York in connection to 2002 Gujarat violence, says PM Modi is "ring fenced",there's no question of anyone serving any summons and an action in matter is underway.
9.30 am: PM Narendra Modi will be visiting 9/11 memorial.
9.20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of New York for a warm welcome
A big thank you for the warm welcome in New York! Deeply touched. Looking forward to a great trip ahead. pic.twitter.com/qnmYL8qVC6— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 27, 2014
9.10 am: Narendra Modi met Nobel Laureate and Director, US National Cancer Institute, Prof. Harold Varmus
With the Director, US National Cancer Institute, Prof. Harold Varmus. pic.twitter.com/YEzBYIA7cQ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 27, 2014
(End of Day 1 Updates)
PM Narendra Modi landed at JFK airport in New York at 22.00 pm (IST). Modi was clad in a deep maroon bandh gala and a pair of black trousers upon his 5-day arrival in the US.
Another photo from New York City. pic.twitter.com/fI04d9SraQ— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 26, 2014
12.30 pm: The New York Police makes special security arrangement for Modi by blocking the traffic at the Madison Square of New York.
12.15 pm: PM Modi shakes hands with some people and waves at them, by coming out of his huge convoy, as his supporters carry huge placards holding 'Indian American loves Modi', 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', amid chants of praising Modi.
12.00 pm: PM leaves his huge convoy to meet a large number of Indians gathered outside his hotel at New York in mid town Manhattan.
11.00 pm: A huge crowd greets PM Modi by chanting 'Har, Har Modi' outside his hotel in New York.
10.45 pm: PM Modi waves at the crowd of eagerly waiting Indians, on his way to reaching the NY Palace Hotel.
10.35 pm: PM Modi on the way to the New York Palace Hotel, amid high security.
10.20 pm: With chants of Vande Mataram on the American soil, many enthusiastic Indian-Americans gives arousing welcome to PM Modi, while holding his placards, saying, "America loves Modi".
10.10 pm: PM Modi received by India's envoy to the US S JaiShankar, at the JFK airport, New York.
10.00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in US on a five-day visit during which he will address the UN General assembly and meet President Barack Obama.
9.55 pm: Air India One lands at JFK Airport, New York
As a rousing welcome awaits for Modi, let's have a brief look at his itinerary for his US visit:
September 27: Addresses UN General Assembly
September 28: Addresses Indian-American Community at Madison Square Garden
September 28: Attends a private reception hosted by Indian Ambassador to the UN
September 29: Flies to Washington D.C. meets members of US Congress
September 29-30: Meets UP President Barack Obama at The White House Modi will have a tight schedule after arriving in USA.
Apart from addressing the UN General Assembly, Modi will also attend a Global Citizen Festival, where he will be accompanied by UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.